Job prospects after JD/MSEE

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Job prospects after JD/MSEE

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:18 am

I'm comsidering law schools that offer a duel degree program where I can obtain a JD as well as a MSEE at the same time by taking additional courses in the summer terms. I have a BSEE and want to go into patent law. However, I do have 3 years work experience at semiconductor and LSI circuit design. And I have foreign bachelor degree, so I think it would be helpful if I get MS degree in the US. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to whether the additional masters degree would give me an advance in the patent prosecution career field after I graduate. The time in school will not be extended, if I take summer courses(except 2L summer), or +1 year if I do not take summer courses.

I would greatly appreciate any related advice!


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Re: Job prospects after JD/MSEE

Postby 2013 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:25 am

Most firms are only looking for a bachelors in engineering. I don’t think having a masters will help you at all. For Bio/chem, it would probably be helpful, but not really for engineering. Also, your summers should be spent working in a law-related job, not taking electrical engineering classes. Just my two cents.

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